Regional Governance in Decentralizing Indonesia: Learning from the Success of Urban-Rural Cooperation in Metropolitan Yogyakarta

  • Delik Hudalah
  • Fikri Zulfahmi
  • Tommy Firman
Part of the ARI - Springer Asia Series book series (ARI, volume 3)


Asian urbanization has been typified by, among other things, the growth of rural-urban regions, in which functional urban areas have extended beyond established city boundaries into their immediate rural zones. In dealing with this extended urbanization, in the context of decentralizing Indonesia, urban-rural cooperation has become an important issue. This chapter explores key success factors of interlocal government cooperation in Greater Yogyakarta, which has shown evidence of effective regional infrastructure provision and rural environmental protection. By assessing the mechanism, process, and typology of the cooperation practiced, it reveals that there are several key success factors enabling effective interaction and collaboration between the participating urban and rural governments. The key success factors include common vision sharing and the building of strong leadership, a horizontal dialogue process, and openness and transparency.


Local Government Regional Governance Regional Infrastructure Urban Government Extended Urbanization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Regional and Rural Planning Research Group, School of Architecture, Planning and Policy DevelopmentInstitute of Technology BandungBandungIndonesia

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